I do a lot of posts focusing on speculative fiction book covers.  Some look at the good, but a lot of the time I’m poking fun at the weird, the strange, the bizarre from my favorite reading genre.  Too often I seem to be picking on the covers from decades past when the artistic style was much different from today. And that isn’t very fair of me, because a lot of those old covers were damn good, great even.

Today, I will seek to remedy my idiotic oversight and make amends for my former slight by taking a look at some of the most memorable speculative fiction covers of the past: the DAW SF Book line, where beautiful covers were almost always on display.

Let us start with a series of covers for a favorite author of mine: Michael Moorcock!


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Now, let us take a look at some of the science fiction covers DAW published back in the day!

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Cool stuff.  Damn cool.  The old school look and feel of these classic covers really a delight to my eyes.  Let’s end this with a look at few covers with a more fantasy feel to them.

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5 Responses to OLD SCHOOL COVER LOVER #1

  1. booksofb says:

    Fun post – I think I have still have several of these packed away in the basement. Cheers

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  2. I love old school covers! Thanks for highlighting! Some of them are super trippy. My favourite is the one with the tiny dragon on a leash awww! Just walking my dragon, mate 😉

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  3. Love these fantasy covers, explains Conan. My favorite old school science fiction were Aldiss’ “The Dark Light Years” (First Four Square, 1964), nothing beats a giant lizard. Also for the trippiness Wyndham’s “Re-Birth” the 1955 Balantine Books cover – for a kid freaked me right out. Oh man the smell of these books too, reminiscent of Saturday afternoon at the Used book store…

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  4. Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    I always love to see old covers and here are a few from over on Bookwraiths.

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